Rosalind and celia are best friends and cousins but when celia's father, the duke, begins to see rosalind as a threat to his daughter's future prosperity, the two women don disguises (with rosalind pretending to be a boy named ganymede) and head to the forest of arden before rosalind can be banished. Rosalind is depressed over the banishment of her father, duke senior her cousin, celia, attempts to cheer her up celia promises that as the sole heir of the usurping duke frederick, she will give the throne to rosalind upon his death in gratitude, rosalind promises to be less melancholy, and the. Scene ii lawn before the duke's palace enter celia and rosalind celia i pray thee, rosalind, sweet my coz, be merry rosalind dear celia, i show more mirth than i am mistress of.
As you like it print/save view : previous scene: rosalind [aside to celia] i will speak to him like a saucy lackey, and under that habit play the knave with him. As you like it - rosalind and celia a search for feminist criticism on william shakespeare's comedy, as you like it, uncovers a range of different aspects of the play and its players, but none is as well represented as the nature and dynamics of the relationship between rosalind and celia. Celia, rosalind and touchstone arrive in arden, tired and hungry they meet a shepherd, corin, and his young friend silvius, who suffers from unrequited love for phebe, a shepherdess.
Homoeroticism in shakespeare's as you like it homoeroticism is a major theme in william shakespeare's play as you like it much emphasis has been placed on the extremely intimate friendship between celia and rosalind, on rosalind's choice of the name ganymede for her disguise, of orlando's willingness to woo ganymede in rosalind. Celia rejects her father's attempts at loyalty and leaves him to join rosalind in the forest his love is somewhat unrequited due to his wrong-doing duke senior loves rosalind but fails to recognize her when she is in disguise as ganymede - they cannot be particularly close as a result. Celia is in some ways the mirror that shakespeare holds up to the audience to show the depths of rosalind's passions for that reason, the fact that celia in many ways resembles rosalind is not surprising. Rosalind starts out with a secondary role demonstrated by the fact that celia is the one who verbally encourages orlando while he is wrestling charles after rosalind is exiled by the duke, she. The daughter of duke frederick, celia cares inordinately for her cousin, rosalind, and consistently proves her selfless generosityafter insisting that her father allow rosalind to stay in court with her, she promises that rosalind can inherit her father's throne when duke frederick dies.
Wednesday (wendy) harrell performing at her senior showcase from shorter college in rome, ga. Well, she's the daughter of the banished duke senior and cousin/ bff to celia she's also the saucy, cross-dressing girlfriend of orlando she's also the saucy, cross-dressing girlfriend of orlando in the play, rosalind gets 86'ed from her uncle's court but, instead of boo-hooing about her lousy circumstances, she puts on a brave face and runs. Celia is the daughter of duke frederick, cousin to rosalind, and a general balance to rosalind's foolish love celia and rosalind, together forever celia values her relationship with rosalind so much that very little else matters to her, which is why she runs away with rosalind to the forest of arden (disguised as aliena.
Celia - the daughter of duke frederick and rosalind's dearest friend celia's devotion to rosalind is unmatched, as evidenced by her decision to follow her cousin into exile celia's devotion to rosalind is unmatched, as evidenced by her decision to follow her cousin into exile. Rehearsal footage from new village arts' winter 2010 production of as you like it featuring karson st john (rosalind) and summer spiro (celia.
Rosalind and celia barbara j wilson 2005 a search for feminist criticism on william shakespeare's comedy, as you like it, uncovers a range of different aspects of the play and its players, but none is as well represented as the nature and dynamics of the relationship between rosalind and celia. Scene ii the forest enter orlando, with a paper orlando change you colour rosalind i prithee, who celia o lord, lord it is a hard matter for friends to. As you like it please see the bottom of the page for extensive explanatory notes and other helpful as you like it resources. Rosalind and celia have grown up together and have formed a strong attachment rosalind has the much stronger character she is more intelligent than celia and also more self-reliant, enterprising.